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  • Blog Post: PowerPoint and Excel: Perfect Partners for Dynamic Tables and Dashboards

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by PowerPoint MVP Glenna Shaw PowerPoint and Excel: Perfect Partners for Dynamic Tables and Dashboards PowerPoint 2010 and PowerPoint 2013 introduced improvements to a lot of features, but sadly PowerPoint Tables was not one of them (and I can...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five - February 28, 2014

    1. Microsoft DirectAccess Client Troubleshooting Tool By Enterprise Security MVP Richard Hicks 2. Changing the Namespace With Entity Framework 6.0 Code First Databases By ASP.NET MVP James Chambers 3. The Mathematical Reason you Can Never Divide by Zero By Excel MVP Michael Alexander...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five - February 7, 2014

    1. Avoid strange characters when sending mail through Exchange or Office 365 By Macintosh MVP William Smith 2. Create Before/After Query Update Events By Excel MVP Zack Barresse 3. Explorer-Type Dialogs in Excel 2013 for Open or Save As By Excel MVP Chris Smith 4. OneNote and SharePoint...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five - January 30, 2014

    1. How to: Query SharePoint Search with PowerShell By SharePoint MVP Corey Roth 2. Creating Reports in LightSwitch HTML Client By Silverlight MVP Michael Washington 3. Highlighting Outliers in your Data with the Tukey Method By Excel MVP Michael Alexander 4. Comparing Columns In Power...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five - September 13, 2013

    1. Dynamics CRM MVP Scott Sewell – @ScottSewell Too Many Emails? Get On The Case With Microsoft Dynamics CRM 2. Dynamics CRM MVP Roohi Shaikh Business Rules introduced in CRM 2013 (Orion) 3. Silverlight MVP Michael Washington – @ADefWebserver Using a Visual JavaScript...
  • Blog Post: Using Power Pivot and Power View for Profit Analysis

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by SharePoint MVP John White Using Power Pivot and Power View for Profit Analysis Power Pivot and Power View allow end users to quickly analyze corporate data without having to go through a complex data warehouse or cube design up front. In this article we...
  • Blog Post: Excel 2013–Real World Examples of New Functions

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Excel MVP Ben Currier Excel 2013 – Real World Examples of New Functions Microsoft included over 50 new functions with Excel 2013, and I wanted to walk you through a few real world examples of these new additions. You’ll soon be able to see how handy these...
  • Blog Post: Excel 2013 Timelines

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Excel MVP Zack Barresse Let’s explore a new feature of Excel 2013 called Timelines. In this blog post we will cover what they are, what you can do with them and how to create your very first Timeline. They are one of the best additions to...
  • Blog Post: Excel 2013 Feature - Excel Data Model Tutorial

    Editor’s note: The following post was written by Excel MVP Ben Currier PivotTables have certainly become one of the most powerful ways to quickly and easily transform data into information. Yet there are still many Excel users who, for one reason or another, find themselves avoiding PivotTables...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five-June 28, 2013

    1. Incentives for Windows App devs By Silverlight MVP Cigdem Patlak – @crocusgirl 2.  Tom’s Tutorials For Excel: Conditionally Format Five Highest or Lowest Numbers in a List By Excel MVP Tom Urtis – @TomUrtis 3. Flattening A Parent/Child Relationship in Data Explorer By SQL Server MVP Chris Webb...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five – May 24, 2013

    1. A Converged Networks Design For Hyper-V On SMB 3.0 Storage With RDMA (SMB Direct) By Virtual Machine MVP Aidan Finn – @joe_elway 2. Tom’s Tutorials For Excel: Using Data Validation to Disallow Entry of Item in a List By Excel MVP Tom Urtis – @TomUrtis 3. Create tasks for outlook.com and a second Tasks...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five - May 3, 2013

    1. TFS Live app for Windows Phone By Visual Studio ALM MVP Jeff Bramwell - @jbramwell 2. Setting up Enterprise Resource for Managing your Test VM Environment By Project MVP Michael Wharton - 3. Pasting a Formulas Static Value in Cell Below By Excel MVP Tom Urtis - @TomUrtis 4. Understanding Hyper-V Error...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five–September 14, 2012

    1. Reasons for Moving from Gmail/POP to Office 365 By Virtual Machine MVP Anil Desai - @AnilDesai 2.  Tom’s Tutorials For Excel: Formatting Cell Contents as Invisible By Excel MVP Tom Utris - @TomUrtis 3.  Importing Azure Marketplace Data into Excel 2013 with Web Queries By SQL MVP Chris Webb...
  • Blog Post: Embedded Excel Services on your Website

    Editor's Note: The following MVP Monday post is by Excel MVP Zack Barresse Embedding Excel Services on your Website Have you ever read a Microsoft Excel help topic and wished you could work with its examples right there in that topic? Have you mulled over pictures or descriptions of solutions...
  • Blog Post: Friday Five: April 20, 2012.

    This week we're taking a look at some great blog posts from our MVPs on AJAX, Excel, Windows Phone 7, Windows 8 and Windows Azure. 1. Calling Web Services Using AJAX By Visual C# MVP Jonathan Wood Jonathan presents an ASP.NET WebForms application that will submit data to the server and get a...
  • Blog Post: Customizing Your Messages With Dialog Sheets

    Editor's Note: The following MVP Monday post is by Excel MVP Tom Urtis. Over the course of Excel’s evolution, many older features that were state of the art in their day have been cast aside for newer ways of doing things. Some of those older features remain fully supported and useful in later...
  • Blog Post: Special Live Chat: Learn More about Office 2010 and Windows 7 From the MVP Experts!

    Would you like to learn more about the cool new features in Office 2010 and Windows 7 and what has changed since previous versions? Do you use Microsoft Office but would like to learn tips and tricks to be more productive at home, school or at work? Perhaps you are a new user who has questions on how...
  • Blog Post: MVP Wraps Up Tips and Tricks With Office Ribbon

      MVP Ron de Bruin recently published the first part, of a two part guide on how you can learn tips and tricks when working with the Ribbon UI in Microsoft Office. The first part of Ron’s guide, provides samples showing how to use the getVisible attribute to display, or hide various parts of the...
  • Blog Post: Chinese MVP Finds A Place For Excel At Home

    MVP Qing Lin Zhou , has great passion for Microsoft Excel. Developed from scratch, he runs the largest Chinese Microsoft Office community in the world at Excel Home ! Excel Home was created with the goal of improving the Chinese user experience with Microsoft Office. The site offers a vibrant community...
  • Blog Post: MVP Excels In Professional Development

    MVP Rob Bovey , along with his fellow authors have collaborated together on a new book entitled, “Professional Excel Development: The Definitive Guide to Developing Applications Using Microsoft Excel, VBA, and .NET” . The book looks at a number of best practices for planning, architecting and building...
  • Blog Post: Excel Super Hero Recognised for Training Embassy Officials!

    Excel MVP Kai Liu recently delivered Microsoft Office training for 3 foreign officials and 5 Chinese officials at the Embassy of Israel in Beijing. Kai prepared a number of exercises and course examples for the dignitaries. He even produced a short training manual, filled with practical exercises to...
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